In this episode you will learn about A Show of Hearts and host Rosemary Pritzker. Then you’ll hear about upcoming guests, Inge Sargent, Burmese Princess in exile, and founders of Afropop Worldwide, Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre. Finally, Rosemary will share a deeply personal and raw story about the most difficult time in her life, and how that led her to create A Show of Hearts.
What does it look like to follow the heart? How do you choose courage when you’re scared or in pain? I want you to come away from this show with answers to that question.
Many of us are really on edge right now because the world feels more and more broken. Sometimes we cling to fear, while other times we ask, “how can I use this time as fuel to ignite my soul, and the soul of the world?” I have come to believe that broken people create a broken world. When we work toward transforming ourselves from the inside out, that work ripples out far and wide. THAT is really where it all begins.
On A Show of Hearts, you will hear from people who choose to live fiercely from the heart, with courage, compassion and wisdom.
You’ll hear from people like Inge Sargent, an Austrian woman who, in the ‘50’s, married a Burmese Prince, helped him rule his kingdom, and faced immense challenges, all for the sake of love. You’ll also hear from my friends Sean Barlow and Banning Eyre, founders of Peabody Award winning radio show, Afropop Worldwide, who ditched the idea of a traditional career in order to share their passion for African music with the world, simply because it made them feel alive. I’ll also share with you guys my own stories, ideas and advice, and the things that bring me to life.
…I believe that in order to heal, we must live more daringly from the heart. Join me in creating a world in which we say HELL YES to what we want and no to what we don’t want. Let’s share what lights us up, and what brings us together.
Kahlil Gibran quotes from Rosemary’s story:
- “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” This is a line from one of his poems. See full poem here.
- “Out of sufferinghave emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”
Opening and closing song: Mbira: Nora Balaban
Vocals: Rosemary Pritzker and Nora Balaban
Composed by: Irene Chigamba
Song throughout episode: Dande
Mbira: Rosemary Pritzker
Composer: Chartwell Dutiro